Hard Paywall

The artifact is protected by a hard paywall.

Online journalistic content that requires a paid subscription or other fee-based model to access is said to be protected by a hard paywall.

Application

The Hard Paywall flag can be applied to a specific media artifact or to a publisher or other entity. When applied to an artifact, it indicates that the artifact is protected by a hard paywall. When applied to an entity, it indicates that the entity utilizes a hard paywall in the publication of its content.